SB 1. Easy to remember. Easy to say no.
Senate Bill 1.
Democratic Senate President John Cullerton says, “Hang ‘em all and we’ll figure out who is guilty later.”
Senate Bill 1 combines his forced choice pension grab, (Force pensioners to choose between cost of living raises or health care) and Nekritz’s- Oh, everything else bad you can think of.
Thanks to Cullerton, we retirees don’t have to keep remembering what the number of the bill is.
Cullerton’s legal theory is that if you pass ‘em both, the courts will figure out which one is legal.
Of course they’re both unconstitutional.
Ralph Martire thinks it is bad public policy to knowingly pass laws that are unconstitutional.
This, of course, will have no impact on members of the General Assembly who care not a whit about the difference between good and bad public policy.
And then there’s Democratic Party Chairman and Speaker of the House, Michael Madigan.
He still wants the cost shift. No suburban or downstate representatives wants to face local voters with that.
As I say. Put your boots back on. It’s piling high and deep.